Ok everyone, checked for Skycomp thread on whirlpool. Users said thumbs up.
Current standard store prices $349. RRP $379.
Not much of a bargain but…
For the bass heads.
Thought this would be a genuinely priced alternative for those who looked at Soundbar + sub combos (YAS-207)
or a upgrade from Logitech 2.1 systems.
(Yes like many of you I started with a trio of Logitech speakers, only I am no longer a bass head)
Read on to see if it’s for you.
Edifier is more appealing to lovers of older style conventional type speakers.
Basically you are compromising DSP trickery (virtual surround/modes/clear voice) & simulated omnidirectional sound of the Yamaha for raw clarity & directional output.
Drivers are similar to YAS-207 (with mid/high range drivers separated from 8-inch subwoofer bass driver), and instead of various modes has conventional treble/bass/volume knobs & comes with remote.
Yes the s350db suffers from the same sub cross-over issue as YAS-207 where cross-over is fixed at 160hz and deep voices will come through subwoofer. (Sub should be placed directly in the centre behind or in-front of the TV to avoid deep voice dialogue sounding off centre)
Both subs extend down to 40hz.
The sound should be clearer than Soundbars being as the drivers will face directly towards you & through titanium dome tweeters (highs may be a bit sharp/bright. I prefer soft dome tweeters myself [ala Edifier r1700bt]).
s350db sound is clearer all round compared to r1700bt, especially noticeable in the bass and mids.
s350db mids much clearer and more forward likely by off-loading low frequencies to subwoofer.
(as per comments in this YouTube video the r1700bt mids sound recessed compared to highs and lows)
s350db instead of YAS-207 is for the person who prefers more analogue & old-school function & design, but still wants something up-to-date and new.
Price is cheaper than YAS-207 and I think they line up quite well in terms of specs. (s350db 40w x 2 + 70w, YAS-207 50w x 2 + 100w both 8-inch sub)
If anything I would say YAS-207 is more directed at home cinema vs s350db would be more enjoyable with music.
My guess is with the market shifting towards more conventional 2.0 bookshelf’s with small drivers, Edifier saw the market for 2.1 systems shrinking. They took conventional 2.1 computer speaker design, and added elements of their bookshelf line (better build+driver quality/sound adjustment knobs/Bluetooth/multiple inputs etc).
These are sold out on the official Edifier website. I predict they will not break lower in price or go on sale as there are not many units being produced to begin with (small present day market).
Heres another video by Z reviews on YouTube on the s350db.
Edifier S350db - 2.1 Lifestyle Bookshelf Bluetooth Studio Speakers $310 C&C @Silverwater Sydney +$25 Delivered @Skycomp.com.au
- R/L: 160Hz -20KHz
- SW: 40Hz –160Hz
- R/L(treble): 15W+15W
- R/L(midrange and bass): 25W+25W
- SW: 70W
INPUT TYPE: PC / AUX / Optical / Coaxial / Bluetooth Apt-X